Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The March of Islam

Who’s Sleeping More Deeply — Europe or America?

My book came out in the midst of the Danish cartoon crisis. And during that crisis I saw things in Europe that — quite frankly — surprised and impressed me. I saw the editors of a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, stand up for freedom of expression in the face of worldwide rioting, vandalism, and murder by Muslims and contempt on the part of foolish Westerners. I saw a Danish prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in defiance of the UN, the EU, and most of the “international community,” stand by that newspaper and refuse to meet with Muslim ambassadors who were out to intimidate his country and to force Sharia-like restrictions on Western liberties. I saw the people of Denmark, in overwhelming numbers, stand behind their prime minister in his refusal to yield to jihad. And I saw major newspapers across Europe reprinting the Jyllands-Posten cartoons in acts of free-speech solidarity.

I don’t mean to paint too rosy a picture. The Danish response wasn’t perfect. Not a single newspaper in Britain reprinted the cartoons. And both the Swedish and Norwegian governments provided textbook cases of cowering dhimmitude. But none of that was really a surprise. What did surprise, and disappoint, me was the American political and media establishment. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush condemned the Jyllands-Posten cartoons out of hand. The State Department denounced them too, and only reversed itself after getting an earful from the Danish government, one of its few allies in Iraq. In the entire United States of America, exactly one major newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted the cartoons. And while the major broadcast networks, as well as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, reported extensively on the cartoon riots, none of them ever showed the cartoons at all.

Read the whole thing at Pajamas Media.
I am not forgetting. I hear that most muslims are peaceful and that only a handful of homicidal maniacs have highjacked the religion. Well those murderous turds are the only ones I care about. The so called moderates have allowed their religion to be stolen and sit silently in the corner. They deserve no consideration. But the terrorists must be taken seriously and dealt with ruthlessly. Never forgive never forget.


lonek8 said...

All of the panty waist liberals better just go out and buy their burkas now unless they can accept the incontrovertible truth that a "live and live" mentality can never triumph over "kill all the infidels." As for me, I will accept Sharia rule the day they pry the gun from my cold dead fingers.

Drumski said...

Well said.......the funny thing is that all these religions are essentially the same. Jews and Muslims come from the same ancestry. Christians developed later from that same line......unbelievable that they hate each other so much. Uh oh, is Ahmadinejad going to put a price on my head for calling Muslims and Jews the same people. Bring it on asshole......
Oh yeah, why is it wrong to draw a picture of Muhammad, but every Muslim in the world wants to name their first born son Muhammad?

Oh yeah, shame on you "peaceful" muslims for taking a back seat for the Jihad. I don't see any Muslims stepping up and denouncing the actions of their militant cousins.